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Toy-Ventures: Kamen Rider Mystery Figure

Bit of a departure this week as I’m talking about a figure I literally don’t know anything about. This mysterious figure is from Portugal, appears to have been made in the late 1970s and is clearly based on the Kamen Rider tv series from Japan. The big question is why? Why make a very nice […]

Toy Ventures 19: Space Sword & Space Shield

Ok let me address the fact that for some reason I keep saying “Star Sword” despite what’s on the label but please don’t let that mar my celebration of two of my favourite childhood toys, Space Sword and Space Shield! These glow in the dark Star Wars inspired toys were the source of hours and […]

Systems Control Headquarters

I cannot get over the charm of generic playsets like this, lots of computer buttons to press, laboratory work to be done and of course, a lookout. This would have had my imagination going for hours. New Six Million Dollar Man Shirt in our Redbubble store! Don’t forget to join our new facebook group. Get the […]

Toy-Ventures 17: Mr. Rock from Lincoln International

The subject of this weeks Toy-Ventures is one of the most notorious and hilarious knock-off action figures from the 20th century, Mr. Rock the outer space adventurer from Lincoln International. With his flare gun and pink transistor radio, Mr. Rock is set for his intergalactic mission of confusing parents and disappointing children across the galaxy.  […]

Space Wars figures

With all the mishbegosh about Star Wars, I’d thought I’d end the week with these Space characters from the 1978 Vanity Fair catalog. I sure hope these got made because I love them.   New Six Million Dollar Man Shirt in our Redbubble store! Don’t forget to join our new facebook group. Get the expanded digital […]

Toy-Ventures 11- Box of Mego Knock Offs

This week’s installment of Toy Ventures is a bit of a departure as I just got a big box of weird Mego Knock off items and I decided to share it with you while i “unbox”.  We talk about various Mego and Captain Action related knock offs i’ve found over the years and well, some […]

Toy-Ventures 7: Robot Man with Four Faces

This week’s installment of Toy-Ventures is all about the wonderful and weird Maskatron knock off from France called “Robot Man with Four Faces” one of the more blatant (and charming) rip-offs I’ve ever encountered as a collector.  Visit us online at www.plaidstallions.com  Twitter: @plaidstallions  Subscribe to our Youtube Channel:  New Six Million Dollar Man Shirt […]

Toy-Ventures 3- The Sonic Man and Sonic Woman by Tomland

 This week’s episode examines the Tomland toys Sonic Man and Sonic, who look suspiciously like a certain Bionic Couple we all know and love. We also delve into Tomland’s history of ripping off some of the 1970s most popular tv and movie properties.   You can see more Tomland toy merchandise at this site: www.tomlandmonsters.com  Visit […]

The Fire Birds

NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH THE GERRY ANDERSON PROGRAM “THUNDER BIRDS” IN ANY WAY, this is totally different, cause we put “Fire” in there instead of Thunder. Okay? Glad we’re clear. We have a PodCast! It’s fun, please listen. Check out our Instagram for more stuff like this blog. Get the expanded digital edition of Rack […]

Sonic Fazer

I have vivid memories of that store display with that Han solo wearing Luke’s clothes and Dracula’s cape. We have a PodCast! It’s fun, please listen. Check out our Instagram for more stuff like this blog. Get the expanded digital edition of Rack Toys here.